Audit hits Grundy County with 21 findings

Audit hits Grundy County with 21 findings

February 5th, 2014 by Ben Benton in Local - Breaking News

Justin P. Wilson, Tennessee Comptroller

State auditors dinged Grundy County with 21 findings, 16 of them divided between the director of schools' office and the highway superintendent's office, according to an audit released this morning.

In the highway superintendent's office, auditors found deficiencies in purchasing procedures, employee travel and work performed for other governmental entities, the audit states.

Audit findings in the director of schools' office related to federal projects and education capital projects funds that had cash overdrafts and deficits in their unassigned fund balance.

"I am very concerned that Grundy County had so many findings in this audit," Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said in a release on the audit. "I'm particularly concerned because 10 of the findings were identified in previous audits."

The audit also noted that the county has no audit committee or centralized system of accounting, budgeting and purchasing.

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